The problem with big drawers in a kitchen is that tiny things get lost. So lost, in fact, that you often forget the tiny things, save for the one or two times a year you clean out those big drawers in search of a tiny thing.
These slim drawers would certainly take care of that problem. I’m adding it to my list of MUST HAVEs in the kitchen.
Had to file this one somewhere: it’s a peek at the underside of a shelter at a Train stop inside Disneyland. If you look closely, you’ll see a small wire that travels about one inch about the top of the beam, across to the opposite side. That little wire is doing a BIG job: preventing birdies and other creatures from nesting up there in that tempting little shelter. Must remember this idea!
I love the simplicity of these railings for our porch (and dog yard!). The design meets code (max. 4-inch spacing, 36in. height), is easily accesible (hog wire is available at most farm, feed or hardware stores) the material is strong, it’s fairly easy to construct, it won’t rust (if you purchase galvanized wiring) and it’s not that expensive. The major plus: it doesn’t cut out too much view.
When it becomes a pain in the ass to use plastic wrap or aluminum foil, it’s time to design a better solution. And I think I may have done just that. This photo shows a mounted holder for the wrap, located just about where you’d likely want it for convenience sake. Continue reading →